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command will likely look like when the u.s. transitions to what will be essentially a nato, plus arab countries. h isep model used in afghanistan as it's described to me. we understand the u.s. and france have come to a late agree in the the last few hours there is now no discrepancy between what france wants and what the u.s. wants. the president we understand is culting short his visit to latin america. he plans to transition. i'm told we can expect a transition of command by this time next week. the headquarters likely to be at a nato headquarters in naples, italy. the f-15 fighter jet went down at 11:33 monday evening local time according to u.s. marine officials. the two airmen ejected safely after an apparent malfunction of the jet. other pilots in the air at the time say they did not see enemy fire. seven u.s. military aircraft were launched from their bases in the mediterranean to take part in the recovery. two u.s. carrier jets flew cover for the mission and defense officials confirmed dropped two bomb to separate the pilot from suspected enemy approach. the downed pilot was
for the past two days with the u.s. military. trying to get a grasp of a progress report on the ground here. the successes, the frustrations, the planning for the way ahead. the uncertainty that lies along the way in this village, we are 30-miles from the afghan-pakistan border. still, ten years after the start of the war and it's still a hot bed along the border of taliban activity. this place has seen dramatic security change. development has come. not the case across the board in afghanistan but there have been successes in a moment, we'll show you that. you will hear the interview with general david petraeus before he heads back to washington to give a progress report to congress. jennifer griffin is traveling with robert gates as he travels here in afghanistan as well. all of that in a moment. but first, check in with shannon bream in the washington bureau for the top headlines of the day. >> thank you, bret. >> shannon: president obama ended a two-year ban on guantanamo bay and it will come two days ahead of congressional hearing about the danger of american radicalized by the terrori
suggested? using the constitution? or use the money to repay money we've already borrowed? adding debt will help enslave future generations of to us the lenders. from new york, defending freedom, good night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >>> welcome to afghanistan for a special edition of "special report." i'm bret baier. we have been traveling for the past two days with the u.s. military. trying to get a grasp of a progress report on the ground here. the successes, the frustrations, the planning for the way ahead. the uncertainty that lies along the way in this village, we are 30-miles from the afghan-pakistan border. still, ten years after the start of the war and it's still a hot bed along the border of taliban activity. this place has seen dramatic security change. development has come. not the case across the board in afghanistan but there have been successes in a moment, we'll show you that. you will hear the interview with general david petraeus before he heads back to washington to give a progress report to congress. jennifer griffin is traveling wi
radiation levels have been detected outside the 20-mile emergency perimeter. the head of the u.s. nuclear agency says there is no more water in the spent fuel pool at the reactor plant. greg palkot is live in teak owe where it's just -- tokyo where it's just after 7:00 in the morning. good morning, greg. what does this mean? >> hey, bret. it's actually pretty serious. in fact, one of the worst case scenarios that have been bandied about. if true, the rods could get hotter and hotter and meltdown and shower radiation over a broad area. it must be said the japanese authorities are denying the report. but just one of several challenges that the authorities have been dealing with, in the last 24 hours. the problems with the stricken fukushima nuclear complex in northeastern japan change by the hour. on wednesday, a new fire ignited at one reactor and radioactive steam burst from another. it prompted remaining workers to be yanked and more residents to flee the area. >> if the fuel rods are exposed the radiation material inside the container could seep out. >> it's also causing the people of t
>> glenn: from new york, good night america. >>> president obama warns muammar khadafy that the u.s. is ready to join an allied effort to protect civilians. a judge in wisconsin blocks the new collective bargaining law from taking effect and nuclear fallout from japan gets an upgrade. live from our studio in washington is special report. >> brett: u.s. ambassador susan rice says muammar khadafy is in violation of resolution that demanded a cease-fire in libya. they called on khadafy to halt military attacks on civilians and if the libyan leader does not stand down, the u.s. will launch military action against him. but he said the summit will not send ground troops into the country. we have team coverage. doug is at the pentagon with the u.s. role and logistics of implementing a no-fly zone. we begin with senior correspondent with rick leventhal who is live in libya in benghazi. >> reporter: it's safe to say that we've seen more check points popping up, more young men with small arms and concern about khadafy's army with libyan official on live television saying that the army was act
will explain to those lawmakers and to the american people his take on the u.s. military involve in the the north african nation, which began just over a week ago. white house correspondent mike emanuel is at the national defense university, the site of the speech tonight with a preview. mike? >> reporter: good evening. president obama will speak to a mostly military audience in the auditorium about why he authorized military force in libya. and where the mission goes from here. military intervention by the u.s. and allies appeared to have shifted momentum in favor of the rebels who fought their way to muammar gaddafi's hometown of sirte. >> clearly, the opposition is not well-organized and it's not a very robust organization. that is obvious. so any gain that they make is tenuous based on that. >> reporter: in a town hall on univision simulcast in spanish, president obama reiterated about libya. >> our involvement is there is going to be limited. both in time and in scope. >> reporter: over the weekend, mr. obama explained why he believed military action was necessary. >> i firm
, in reclaiming control of bin jawad, an eastern coastal city. and today saw regime using tanks, rockets and war planes to attack a nearby rebel stronghold in the oil exporting town. five reported airstrikes failed to budge the rebel whose abbott weapons did with pickup trucks. >> i talked to the gunners, none of them have been train and none of them know what they are doing. they said to me a number of times, you are an american, why has america not stepped in and given up the no-fly zone to make this a fair fight? >> reporter: about that prospect, u.s. officials remain noncommittal. spokesman for secretary of state clinton said allied nation are reviewing the idea of a no fly zone with urgency, but offered this answer when asked how many weeks of air attacks it will take before a decision is reached. >> there is no particular timetable. >> reporter: at the u.n. security council, fox news learned that british and french diplomats have begun drafting a resolution to create no fly zone. that sources said could be ready at the drop of a hat. >> it has to have a clear basis, demonstrative need, bro
>> glenn: islands in the face of evil is in itself evil. god will not hold us guiltless. not to speak is to speak. not to act is to act. dietrich bonhoeffer. more information on from new york, good night. >> i'm jim angele in for bret baier. fox news alert. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to make a statement shortly after the state department about the situation in libya. and the latest on the arrangement with nato. we will bring that to you live as soon as it begins. the french born minister says the coalition in libya could last days or weeks but not months. this is as the questions remain about the breadth and scope of american involve in the the mission. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. >> we can report that we can confirm the nato secretary general announced a deal has been reached with bruce sells to put command and control in libyan operation under the nato command. that has hatched in the last minute or so. we got off the phone with brussels. secretary of state clinton will make the announce in the the coming minutes and she plan
and soldiers rebel fighters. we have reports of increased fighting today. in misrata to the west of us and also to the south of us and here again in benghazi fear that his army might be headed next. we have reports from misurata there was a barrage of tank fire on that city center and homes in the suburbs said to the worst bombardment in that town yet with 25 reportedly killed, tough to get independent reports because journalists have not been allowed in the city. we're hearing from rebel commander who has been into a town 90 miles south of us, khadafy pounded the city with tanks and anti-tank missiles hitting rebel positions. he says as many as 30 people may have been killed there today. power is out. cells are down and resupply routes cut off. spiritually the opposition will fight to the last bullet but realistically they don't know how long they can continue. there were celebrations here and many other cities across libya. overnight with news of that no-fly zone approved by the united nations. there was celebratory gunfire, horns honked and victory signs flashed but there are concerns that s
libya and authorization to use "all necessary measures." this is muammar gaddafi vowing to retake the rebel held city of benghazi, offering amnesty to those who surrender and no mercy to others. only hours after he warned foreign powers that any outside attack would trigger retaliation and destabilization of the region. but first, we turn to japan. where emergency workers are feverishly trying to cool down overheating fuel rods at the earthquake and tsunami-stricken nuclear plant. a u.n. nuclear official says the situation is "very serious." but appears to be stable. for now. the u.s. authorized the first evacuations of americans out of japan and president obama says he has asked for a comprehensive review of u.s. nuclear plant safety. correspondent greg palkot is in japan with the latest. >> reporter: there were desperate measures thursday in the fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern japan. helicopters doused water on overheating reactors to avoid a catastrophic core meltdown. the facility was sprayed down with more water from fire trucks. while authorities say there is some st
and balanced. >> bret: a massive earthquake strikes japan. how is the u.s. responding? now there are concerns about nuclear power plants there. president obama says the noose is tightening around muammar gaddafi but events may suggest otherwise. saudi day of rage, did it materialize? live from the studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. the u.s. and the rest of the world are mobilizing tonight to assist japan, following a massive earthquake and tsunami early this morning. the magnitude 8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot tsunami. hundreds are believed dead and that number could rise. japan says the power inside the nuclear plant is 1,000 times than the normal level. they lost control over pressure in reactors. waves hit hawaii and the u.s. west coast causing major damage to boats in one california harbor and one person is reported missing. japan's eastern coast saw massive devastation in an instant the office buildings became danger zones. >> i thought i was going to die. >> bret: the magnitude 8.9 offshore quake shook cities and villages up and down j
against gaddafi's government. in fact, one u.s. commander concedes gaddafi could remain in power. libyan rebels are trying to exploit the international stripes across the country, as gaddafi's army is using journalist and civilians as human shields and targets. we have team coverage. brit hume looks at the role in the coverage. and rick leventhal is on the ground with the latest from the rebel stronghold of benghazi. but first, national security correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon looking at the military operation and whether the no-fly zone is working. good evening, jennifer. >> hi, bret. the french may have dropped the first bombs saturday, but it soon became clear that the u.s. commander were calling the shot from the newest command in europe. the missile fired by the british submarine that struck gaddafi's compound were not unlike the tom mahawks fired from aboard the destroyer. coalition forces fired more than 13tomahawks in two days at a cost of $1.5 million a piece. the target of two british tomahawks, large command and control communication center in gaddafi's residenc
evening. i'm bret baier. pentagon officials say so far the u.s. spent $580 million on the libyan conflict. while we're committed to the operation financially, militarily and diplomatically, questions remain about what it will mean to deem the mission a success. james rosen is at the state department. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. president obama and top commanderrers pushed forward on the parallel and separate path to strip muammar gaddafi of his ability to wage war and pressuring him to resign. today a top nato commander said the missions may connect over time in london, secretary of state hillary clinton met with colleagues from the united nations, europe and arab league to sketch out end game in libya. clinton said arming the libyan rebels were not discussed and only vaguely did she address growing speculation that gaddafi will receive asylum. >> we believe he must go. we're working with the international community to try to achieve that outcome. and look for political resolution which could include leaving the country. >> bret: we are not engaged and look for him to go does
safe. thank you. in the u.s., the americans are mobilizing to help the strongest asian ally. james rose season at the state department. >> i want to reiterate america's support for people in japan. i said directly to the prime minister of japan, prime minister kan that the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. >> already that assistance spans the full range of the u.s. government asset and capabilities. officials from the department of energy and the nuclear regulatory commission are working on site with the japanese counterparts. >> in particular, they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water in other re sources to ensure that the reactors continue to be cool. >> we have dispatched suggest matter experts. both reactor experts and expert on emergency response. >> the u.s. agency for international development has spent nearly $750,000 on japanese relief efforts. u.s. aid rushed to the quake zone a team that includes officials from the department of health and human services. also on site are
>> if history teaches us anything, or at least me anything, people do eventually wake up. but by the time they do, the hour is so late it makes the price of struggle higher than it had to be. thanks for the help, hunter from new york, good night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: president obama gets the u.s. military involved in the libya situation and tells gaddafi he must go. we'll look at the citizen soldiers trying to hold off the libyan army. what last year's oil spill is still doing to the gulf coast. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama again called on libyan leader muammar gaddafi to step down. on the ground in libya, mutenist army unit helping to secure a key oil instalelation after rebels repelled attack from gaddafi loyalist. they ruled out any negotiations with gaddafi and the international criminal court said they will investigate gaddafi and his sons for possible crimes against humanity. we begin coverage with white house correspondent mike emanuel. >> report
near me. i am greg gutfeld and i will see you soon. the u.s. and its allies continue attacks on government forces. the lawmakers here wonder what is the end game? this is as uprising spread to other nations raising bigger questions about the region. group of g.o.p. presidential hopefuls head to iowa. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm jim angele in for bret baier. african countries are calling for transition to lead to the democratic connections in libya. libyan government delegation is meeting in ethiopia with five african heads of state who want a roadmap for political reform there. political leaders don't have representative at the meeting. coalition forces continue to pound those loyal to gaddafi. the national correspondent jennifer griffin explains why cit exit is likely not in cards. >> good evening. on day seven of the operation over libya, command of the operation still in question and not likely to be settled before sunday at the earliest. >> a transition process that will take through the weekend, more allied pilots begone taking the l
. correspondent amy kellogg tells us what happened. >> reporter: two u.s. airmen were shot dead on a bus, transporting security forces team at frank further airport in germany -- frankfurt airport in germany. on their way to support overseas contingency operation. >> i'm saddened and outraged by the attack that took lives of two americans and wounded two others. i think the american people are united in expressing our gratitude for the service for folks who were lost. >> reporter: the airmen killed were based at the royal air force base in england, the largest u.s. air force base in the united kingdom, where there are three squadron of f-15 fighters the motive is unknown. the u.s. authorities believe the shooter is now in german customer yelled alaw akbar at the attack. they say his family comes from a flashpoint town in cos sew vo. it was a u.s. -led nato mission that liberated cos sew vo from serbia aggression. >> it's a terrible incident and germany will do everything possible to find out what happened. >> reporter: republican congressman from pennsylvania chairman of homeland securit
along the country's northeastern coast. american military officials confirm that more u.s. service members were exposed to radiation today and treated with iodine. but because of the wind direction, several navy ships moved closer to the coast after initial pullback of radiation concerns two major aftershocks rattled japan today, causing buildings to sway in tokyo. food, water and heat shortages continue. correspondent adam housley has the latest. >> they is survived the fifth largest earthquake in history and tsunami that devoured everything in its path. now hundreds of thousands of survivors face nuclear exposure and health dangers that may not show for years. >> 11,000 micro-sievert is equivalent of the exposure you get a year if you live a normal life. if you stay in the place for one hour you may be exposed to 11,000. we have to watch this. >> radiation is leaking from two nuclear reactors along the pacific coast heavily damaged by the earthquake. on tuesday, another explosion shook the region, damaging a containment pool and exposing part or all of the nuclear fuel rods insid
. privately, a senior u.s. official told fox news is administration is not yet convinced arming rebels will bring about the desired outcome. publicly, they said only that high-level washington is still getting to know the rag-tag rebel army. >> we are continuing to discuss and have the conversation with the opposition, to assess what the makeup of it is. >> we have been clear we reached out to the opposition, working with them and assist them in the effort to bring about transition to democratic process. >> you do want hem to win? >> i don't now to be more clear to say what we want to emerge is gaddafi step down and see a peaceful transition to a democratic process. >> tuesday, the nato supreme commander testified to the senate u.s. intelligence detected flickers of evidence that the rebel ranks included members of al-qaeda. so they're unsure whether the rebels are the kind of entity we'd provide weapons to. at the highest level they warned that president obama has a week, but not a month, to make up his mind. >> there is a lot of the stake here. you have the arab league, the security
and his people. the right thing to do. >> reporter: the president said he authorized the use of military aircraft and civilian resources to help air lift those trying to flee to tunisia and made clear he is worried about a humanitarian disaster. >> there may be situations where gaddafi is hunkered down in his compound, but the economy, food distribution centers in tripoli start deteriorating and we have to figure out how to potentially get food in there. >> reporter: with gaddafi's forces launching rare strykes in eastern libya, there is discussion about idea of instituting a no fly zone which mr. obama says is being considered alongside other options. pentagon officials warned doing so would require significant air nower and -- air power and military action to gain superiority. >> it requires an attack on libya, to take out their act aircraft arsenal and make sure they probably don't have runways that their planes can use to get in the sky. >> reporter: france's foreign minister says paris signed off on nato planning on how to ground libya's air force with the help of others in the regi
years by destroyed all institutions . never creating an army so that it could not be used against him . so the situation in libya is so much more challenging than what is happening in egypt. >> in washington, president obama met with the union union secretary general and america's ambassador balked at swift moves to provide arms to the rebels. >> we'll see how the opposition will coalas. it is premature to talk about any military assistance. >> but the usurks s assault ship is going to transit in the suez canal and active planning is underway for the possible establishment of the no fly zone over libya. >> james thank you. >> so many things have changed in libya. one of those. a populas that is willing to fight the government. apparently able. >> before the protest citizens could get shot for drive nothing an army base. but the soldiers abandoned their post after refusing to fire on demonstrators. a tank driver. >> the protestors were family. we could not shoot them. >> what were in the boxes that people took? >> ak 47 . the rooms once stacked to the ceilings have boxes on the ground.
coburn says the states should be allowed to bypass. >> let us keep it, we'll meet federal standards on highway and let us manage it and do it ourselves. >> reporter: others suggested that the states often enact their own to cut through the red tape. >> they have had a lasting impact, by forcing and making sure that as one of the criteria for getting some of the money, you actually had to start to break down some of the bureaucratic silos on a state level, municipal level and melt level. >> others point to confusing criteria for the complete vehicles as a case for lifting federal roadblocks. for example, some fleet managers are required to buy a terntive fuel vehicles even in places where there are no alternative fuels. others are forced to choose between low emission a alternative fuels. others are forced to buy electric vehicles while cutting back on electricity. the recent attempt to reduce the size of the d.o.t. bureaucracy came in 2008 when the house transportation committee proposed consolidating 75 programs to one. but it went nowhere. lending credence to the adage it's easier
york, good night, america. >>> the u.s. considers arming libyan rebels to beat back pro-gaddafi forces. but is al-qaeda a concern? president obama tries a pivot from the rest of the middle east for greater energy independence. military hopes to change culture to prevent suicides. live from our studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. muammar gaddafi's forces are making gain against rebel fighters. having recaptured ras lanouf and making advance to the capital of tripoli. native airstrikes kept the army mostly at bay, the coalition is looking into new tactics including possibly arming the rebels. correspondent james rosen has the latest from the state department. james? >> reporter: chris, good evening. fox news confirmed that president obama has been considering a secret order known as finding to authorize broad away of covert operations in the libya. tonight reuters is reporting that the order has been signed sometime in the last two or three weeks. under heavy mortar and artillery fire, they moved east, another sign that ground forces loyal
into us. what is the situation there? >> hi, greg, i'm on maternity leave. my husband's family is out here and we were on vacation and down having dinner in waikiki at a popular restaurant and these japanese tourists were all on their phones and we pr like,-- we were like, why are they so busy? it turns out the alert came across that there was a tsunami watch and then we ran outside and the sirens started going off that the warning was in affect. we hoped in the car and tried to make it back up the hill which is where my husband's family lives, and everyone is trying to get up here right now. all of the gas stations, there were lines all over the place. same with the supermarket. my mother-in-law ran out to get some formula for my baby just in case. we got here and the bathtub was filled with water. people living in we -- waikiki were trying to make their way up here. we will go out to the tsunami warning center to see if we can get anymore information for you. >> you have about four hours if the estimates are are correct. the tsunami -- whatever its height and depth would be at 2 :59 a.m.
new york, good night, america. >> chris: two major defections from the libyan regime as the u.s. begins covert operations on the ground. day closer to a government shutdown. there are still big roadblocks to a deal. the interstate fight over the 2012 presidential primaries. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. another high-ranking libyan official has defected from muammar gaddafi's regime, making two in as many days. a european diplomat describes it as rats fleeing from a sinking ship. defense secretary gates says there won't be american boots on the ground, despite president obama's authorization of covert cia operations. the allied coalition is wiped out estimateed 25% of gaddafi's forces. rebels are still losing ground. forcing lawmakers on capitol hill to ask what is next? white house correspondent mike emanuel is tracking the story. mike? >> reporter: good evening. senior white house officials are pleased, control of the air operation over libya was transferred today from the u.s. to nato. now there
was just describing. early this morning, president obama spoke to and consulted with the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton, as well as admiral mike mullen to discuss situation in libya. they said enforcement of the no-fly zone is taken on by the coalition partners. contribution by the coalition partners are still being discussed and negotiated. >> the coalition may have broadened. the french war plane off the charles dugal. and four qatari jets were en route. senior defense official told position it was still u.s. war planes that did more than 90% of the bombing runs, where combat air patrol missions overnight. the tomahawk cruise missile phases the conflict in effect over according to the defense official who said they have ways to attack the defenses. muammar gaddafi continues to taunt the coalition. "i am here, i am here, i am here," he said, standing outside the compound in downtown trip poe lie last night. the coalition continueed to insist he was not a target but said he must go. >> so gaddafi has a decision to make and the people around him each have decisions to make. the
to a political casualty in the u.s. there is at least one call for the director of national intelligence. james rosen tells us what clapper said to put him in hot water. >> reporter: a time he's trying to get muammar gaddafi to step down, they told the senate armed services committee he thinks gaddafi will win libya's civil war. >> bret: this is a stale paid back and forth. but i think over the longer term that the regime will prevail. >> reporter: that prompted a furious rebuke and called for clapper's res ig nation from senior republican. >> he couldn't have said a more devastating thing at a more inappropriate time. the president of the united states should say today, gaddafi will not survive. my director of national intelligence was wrong. i don't have confidence that this gentleman understands what his job is all about. three strikes you are out. >> that was a reference to two past missteps by clapper including his ignorance last december of major anti-terror raid in the united kingdom. >> i was a little surprised you didn't know about london. >> and the inaccurate description of the musli
to use state workers as political pawns. >> it's putting people at economic uneasy, in that resort the tactics after school yard bully. >> maker walker maintains that the pitching slips are necessary and he has hinted the solidarity of the 14 senate democrats that set off the steal mate may be splintering. >> there is number coming to the table, but i think there are a core group no who are interested. >> reporter: walker says plenty of offers have been made to the wayward democrats, the leader of the republicans says there will be no changes to the budget repair bill, legislation which led to the democratic exodus. >> it's before the senate. it's unamendable and that is bill we will debate. >> reporter: just one democrat needs to break ranks in return for the senate to be able to go into session and vote on that legislation which would extremely limit collective bargaining for state employee unions. over the phone, democratic state senator dismissed the suggestion of a split. he is saying, i just checked into another hotel for the weekend. we met this morning, there is no split. n
's the option that the governor and administration is choosing to do. they don't have to do that. he is using this as a threatening mechanism. >> reporter: without the return of the senate democrats. wisconsin misses a deadline to refinance $150 million of debt. that miss a loss of savings and layoffs in the future. >> all we need one senator to come back to wisconsin and no one will lose their jobs. >> reporter: that claim disputed by democrats. governor walker says the process collective bargaining needs to be limited so local governments have the flexibility they need to control their own budget. >> we need the flexibility and relief from the collective bargaining to deal with the budgetary issues we're going to be having to deal with. i've deelt dealt with the last eight years. >> reporter: labor strikes as a result, one local leader doesn't want that flexibility. >> it comes down to what has worked. for four decades, collective bargaining has worked. we got problems week sit down with our unionsing we argue and negotiate but at the end of the day we work it out. >> reporter: we also lear
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